Niels Pinkwart

Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart

Scientific Director of the Educational Technology Lab at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

As of November 2019, Prof. Dr. Niels Pinkwart is the new scientific director of the Educational Technology Lab at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Niels received his doctorate in computer science and mathematics in 2005 at the University of Duisburg with a dissertation on collaborative modelling systems. After a postdoctoral position at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (USA), he accepted offers for assistant professorships and associate professorships at Clausthal University of Technology. In 2013, he moved to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where he since heads the research group "Computer Science Education / Computer Science and Society", the ProMINT Kolleg and the center of technology enhanced learning located in the Professional School of Education of HU Berlin. In addition to his activities at HU Berlin and DFKI, Niels acts as Principal Investigator at the Einstein Center Digital Future and at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (German Internet Institute). Within the German Computer Science Association, Prof. Pinkwart is currently co-chair of the working group on Learning Analytics and member of the steering committee of the section on educational technologies.